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Washington County District Attorney Gene Vittone Elected PDAA President

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today announced its newly elected officers for the 2021–2022 business year. The election took place during the Association’s annual business meeting. The new officers are: President: Hon. Eugene Vittone, Washington County District Attorney Vice President: Hon. Kevin R. Steele, Montgomery County District Attorney Secretary/Treasurer: Hon. Brian R. Sinnett, Adams County District Attorney Additionally, Schuylkill County District Attorney

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Pike County District Attorney Raymond Tonkin Elected PDAI President

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) announced its newly elected officers for the 2021-22 business year. The election took place during the Institute’s annual business meeting. The new officers are: President:                        Hon. Raymond Tonkin, Pike County District Attorney Vice President:               Hon. Mike Piecuch,

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PDAA Statement on PA Supreme Court Decision in Cosby Case

(HARRISBURG, PA) The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) issued the following statement today: "The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s majority decision to vacate the sentence of William H. Cosby, Jr. was based on a procedural issue, not the facts of the case. The

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In Memoriam: Leonard Simpson 1949-2021

It is with much regret that I write to inform the membership that District Attorney Leonard Simpson of Sullivan County passed away suddenly on Monday. Considering his almost 30 years of service as DA (1977-1993, 2008 to present), this is a devastating loss to the people of Sullivan County. Len had a sharp mind and generous spirit. I have many

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PDAA Issues Statement on Resignation of Chad Salsman

HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) President and Snyder County District Attorney Mike Piecuch released the following statement today after the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office announced that Chad Salsman has pled guilty to charges of intimidation, promoting prostitution, and

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PDAA Issues Statement on Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial

Harrisburg, PA -- The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association issued the statement below following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial: Justice was delivered by Derek Chauvin’s trial and the jury’s guilty verdicts. Chauvin was held accountable for murdering George Floyd, and

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District Attorneys of Delaware and Warren Counties Elected to PDAI Board of Directors

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) announced today that the District Attorneys of Delaware and Warren Counties were elected to fill vacancies on its board of directors. “The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute works to provide prosecutors with the knowledge and skills they need to best serve the citizens of the commonwealth,” said Butler County District Attorney and PDAI President

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Lackawanna County DA Mark Powell Elected to PDAA Executive Committee

Harrisburg, PA –The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) announced today that Lackawanna County District Attorney Mark Powell has been elected to fill a vacancy on its executive committee.  Powell’s nomination was approved unanimously by the PDAA executive board. “The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association has earned a well-deserved reputation for protecting fairness and integrity in the criminal justice system,” said PDAA President

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Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute Launches Briefing Series on Procedural Justice

HARRISBURG, PA –The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI), the education and training arm of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA), announced today the launch of a four-part briefing series focused on criminal justice reform and procedural justice. The briefings are

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PDAA Statement on Marsy’s Law Appeal

Harrisburg, PA -- The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association today issued the following statement regarding Marsy's Law and the state's decision not to participate in the appeal to the Supreme Court: "We are disappointed and surprised that the Department of State will not lead the representation of victims across the Commonwealth as part of the Marsy’s Law case.  Thankfully, Marsy’s Law can

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